Monday, September 29, 2014

Trip to Malaysia: A missed field trip

Our school, instead of usually taking us to theme parks or the rides at malls, has planned a 5-day trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  

We were all like “WHAT??!! NOOO!! AAWWW!!!” 

Our class was in a state of depression, confusion and anger. This was because of three reasons-

A) We did not want to go somewhere alone for 5 days, without our parents.

B) We already knew what the answer would be when we would go home. “NO”.

C) We had just missed a field trip and now we would have to wait till next year.

My Grandpa told me, “You are not yet old enough to go to another country alone, but we can always go together as family.”

After seeing the movie “The Conjuring”, I avoided doors, closets, taking long showers, staying somewhere alone for more than 30 seconds, thinking about the scariest parts of the movie and a lot more. But that was only for a few days, thankfully. I was already getting tired of my father doing “Boo!” to me and me screaming.

I was describing the beginning of the movie to Chandana who had missed that part, and when I said “Boo!”-

“Aaaaagh! Janu, I will kill you if you do that again!”

I got a look that said “Why would you scare me like that? “, plus a shove for all my trouble.

The latest book I have read is “The Hunger Games”, by Suzanne Collins. In a way, the writing and the plot resemble “Divergent”. Everything is full of action. In “Divergent”, Tris knows how to use a gun. In “The Hunger Games”, Katniss uses a bow and arrows.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bathroom raid - A humorous incident

We thought we saw her running into the bathroom with tear-filled eyes. That’s where Alaina, Linda and I went.

When we entered we pounded on every stall, yelling “TERRIN! TERRIN!”

Most of them were empty.

In one of them, a girl who seem to be in third grade poked her head out and looked at us curiously.

When we reach the last stall on the end, we banged on the door and said “Terrin, we know you’re in there. Come out.”

A voice that sounded like Terrin’s replied. “There is no Terrin in here”

Linda said “If you don’t come out, we will come in”.

“I already told you, there is no Terrin in here.”

I thought Linda was going to break down the door, but before she could, a girl, but not Terrin, looked at us and snapped “WHAT!??

We all screamed, Linda shouted a “Sorry!” and we ran out. I don’t think I’ve ever run this fast in my life.

It was Maths class. I was the first to open the door and get in. I saw Terrin sitting there calmly and doing her sums. I wanted to strangle her, but I didn’t get the opportunity.

Later when we told Terrin the story, she laughed a lot and said “If you ever go and looking for me in the bathroom again, I will always be in the third stall”.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Horror movie at weekend party

The music got faster. But the scene was very slow. Slowly, then slowly from inside the TV -


The people watching the movie-


My classmates and I were at Faiza’s home, where we were watching “The Conjuring”. Out of the 17 people in the class, there were 9 of us lying on the bed and holding each other’s hands and screaming occasionally. Our other classmates had not been able to come.

Originally, the party timings were 5-7:30 but everyone stayed till 9:30. We phoned our parents telling them we would be late.

In one of the last parts, where some people with cameras come to record the ghosts, Rakshanda said “O cute guy, your youth should be not wasted. Try not to die. Please save your awesomeness.” Fortunately for Rakshanda, he did not die.

Chandana was squeezing my hand. Sauda was squeezing my other hand. This meant that both my hands were occupied. It also meant, both my hands were becoming sweaty.

After we finished half of the movie, we went to the living room and had burgers, biriyani, cake and Coke. The food was really great,especially the biriyani. At the ending of the movie we had ice-cream. No one would stand anywhere alone in the house. Terrin asked Manasy to stand outside the bathroom. When I went to wash my hands, I dragged Rabia with me. Suha seemed to be the only one who was calm.

The part that really creeped us all out was when the movie said that this was based on a true story. That was just about enough for us. We screamed “WHAT??!!”

Last night, after the party, when we got home, I begged my parents to let me sleep with them for just that one night. This morning I washed my face in the kitchen sink and not in the bathroom since there is no mirror in the kitchen.

It’s kind of funny, ‘cause when I looked at my Google+ page this morning, the first post from Tanya was-

“The 5 words that scare the hell out of me in a horror movie are ‘Based on a true story’.”

Friday, September 12, 2014

Le Chateau, Riyadh - The Clown Restaurant

Out of all the restaurants I have gone, the weirdest one is definitely Le Chateau. 

With a French name, Italian breakfast and Chinese menu, this is a very confused restaurant.

The food here is just, okay. It’s not really great and it’s not too bad either. The restaurant looks really weird too. After seeing it, I took the opportunity to name it “The Clown Restaurant.”

Just yesterday we had our class assembly. I was for the poem. Nida was doing the anchoring. When it was my turn, my hands were shaking a little while holding the microphone. But I was able to recite the poem smoothly, giving little breaks and saying clearly.

I just don’t know why my hands were shaking. I was not nervous at all.
I am usually put for a song in an assembly. It was actually kind of the first time for me to read something out loud.

A few days back, Chandana and I were in the library and we came across a fat book called “The Book of 5001 Jokes.”

1. Sherlock Holmes- I see you are wearing your winter underwear, Watson.
Watson- Amazing, Holmes. How did you deduce that?
Sherlock Holmes- You forgot to put on your trousers.

2. What do you get when you cross a cacao bean with an elk?
You get a chocolate mousse!

3. What letters would scare a burglar?

And a last one-

4. If a man owns all the cows in Arabia, will he become a milk sheikh?

These were some of the jokes we enjoyed the most.